Obituary of Len Wiebe
It is with a mixture of sadness and joy that we acknowledge the passing of Len Wiebe.
He leaves behind his wife Phyllis and their 3 children and partners; Ren (Joanna), Cheryl (Patricia and Daniel) and Glenn (Karen) and 6 grandchildren; Jack, Sophie, Klarisse, Manon, Charlotte and Aidan.
Len loved to learn. He obtained Bachelors degrees in Science, Arts and Education, followed by a National Science Scholarship and Master of Science, from Temple University in Philadelphia.
Len was a passionate and committed teacher. For 35 years he taught senior high Physics and Math, as well as pioneering the International Baccalaureate (IB) program in the St. James School Division. He had many fond memories of inspiring the highly motivated students to this challenging program.
Len could build and fix anything. With his many skills and vast knowledge, he and Phyllis built 2 log homes at Moth Lake and Black Sturgeon. These were difficult challenges and a labour of love, which provided many years of enjoyment and fellowship with many friends.
He was a true adventurer. He moved with Phyllis and their young family to Lahr, Germany to teach and travel Europe. They lived on a small German farm with landlords that owned a variety of animals, giving the children great delight. This provided many interesting opportunities for the family to interact with the locals and learn more of the culture.
Following retirement Len lived a fulfilling life, which included golfing, curling, singing, playing duplicate bridge and above all else, volunteering. Habitat for Humanity, Winnipeg Harvest, Siloam Mission, and MCC Thrift Shop were some of his favoured charities. He also adored spending time with his children, their partners, and his 6 grandchildren.
Many winters were spent in Florida enjoying the warmer climate, which also provided opportunity to get involved in international volunteer projects. Working with Jimmy Carter at Habitat for Humanity was a special highlight.
Len’s life, was truly one well lived!!
Cremation has occurred and a Celebration of Life will take place on Wednesday, December 7th, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. at Charleswood Mennonite Church, 699 Haney St., Winnipeg, MB R3R 0Y7.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to MCC or Canadian Foodgrains Bank.